Ongoing work by researchers is revealing not only the real causes of burnout in youth athletes, but also how it can be avoided.
It can be difficult to keep up with the fast-changing world of youth sports. From sport specialization to concussion-prevention, TrueSport’s collection of articles covering the latest hot-button issues in youth sport will keep you on the ball.
We value youth sports for many reasons. However, at times, these benefits are muted when sport and play is influenced by overparenting.
Learn several ways parents, coaches, and athletes can help minimize the pressure and maximize performance by overcoming high expectations on a new team.
The coach-parent dynamic: research shows that kids learn more and perform better when coaches, parents, and athletes work together harmoniously.
As many coaches at all levels of sport know, athletes and teams can use gratitude to build stronger teams.
To help kids develop greater resilience, perseverance, and grit, it’s important to encourage young athletes to get back up after failure.
Anyone who has played sports has probably experienced sport performance anxiety, but sports can be particularly stressful on the minds of youth athletes.
Here are five ways parents and coaches can help athletes learn new skills and perform at their best through positive self-talk.
Coaches and parents cannot make a young athlete confident, but there are important steps they can take to help kids develop their own confidence.
Back-to-School: How to Find Balance for Your Student-Athlete Summer is a time to be outside, go to camp, swim, play sports, sleep in, and shake off nine months of tough academic and sports schedules. For young athletes, this is some well-earned relaxation and fun. Heading back to school can be an exhausting return to alarm…